Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the social, political, and psychological aspects of sexuality to explore what shapes our sexuality, and how our attitudes to sex have in turn shaped the wider world. The assumptions we have about what is ‘normal’ in sexuality, in reality, vary widely across time and place: from sex education, HIV/AIDS, and eugenics, to religious doctrine, gay rights, and feminism. What shapes our sexuality? Is it a product of our genes, or of society, culture, and politics? How have concepts of sexuality and sexual norms changed over time? How have feminist theories, religion, and HIV/AIDS affected our attitudes to sex?